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Four cops suspended, booked for BSP activist's custodial death

PTI  Muzaffarnagar, August 19, 2013
First Published: 13:38 IST(19/8/2013) | Last Updated: 13:41 IST(19/8/2013)

A BSP activist died allegedly in police custody in Saharanpur district, following which four policemen were suspended and booked under murder charges.

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Luchman Singh (58), a BSP activist and former gram pradhan died in a police station at the Rampur Maniharan town in Saharanpur district on Saturday, police said.

Singh was taken into police custody in connection with an inquiry regarding the murder of his nephew, they said.

A murder case has been registered under various sections of IPC and Dalit Act against SHO Vegpal Singh, sub inspector SK Tyagi and constables Dharmendra and Gudheg; SSP Saharanpur DK Choudhary said, adding all the four accused have been suspended.

The accused were absconding after the incident.

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